Recent Developments in Wear Prevention, Friction and Lubrication

ISBN: 978-81-308-0377-7

Hardbound; 8 chapters; 326 pages; 11 authors; 9 reviewers.

Editor: George K. Nikas

Publisher: Research Signpost (Kerala, India); 2010

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This book in

This book was published in 2010. It was re-edited in April 2020 by the Editor (Dr G. Nikas) and has slightly different layout than the original hard-copy version of 2010. Page numbering has not been changed. Minor corrections and improvements have been incorporated. The latest PDFs of the chapters and the whole book will always be available here, incorporating minor corrections and  improvements.

Last update: 15 April 2020.



Chapter title and authors

1 1-43

The thin film approximation in hydrodynamic, including elastohydrodynamic, lubrication

Professor Andras Z. Szeri, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

2 45-136

Rolling bearing life prediction, theory, and application

Dr Erwin V. Zaretsky, Chief Engineer; NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; also Adjunct Professor; Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA

3 137-157

Laser Surface Texturing and applications

Professor Izhak Etsion, Yeshayahu Winograd Chair in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Mechanical Engineering Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

4 159-196

Unification of friction and wear

Professor Michael D. Bryant, Accenture Endowed Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA

5 197-225

Tribofilms On the crucial importance of tribologically induced surface modifications

Professor Staffan Jacobson, Professor in Materials Science; Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

Professor Sture Hogmark, Professor in Materials Science and Tribology; Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

6 227-262

Transient phenomena in elastohydrodynamic lubrication

Dr Romeo P. Glovnea, Reader in Mechanical Engineering; School of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, England

7 263-278

On the Stribeck curve

Professor Michael M. Khonsari, Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA

Dr E. R. Booser, Engineering Consultant; USA

8 279-314

Surface characterization, adhesion measurements and modeling of microelectromechanical systems

Dr Xiaojie Xue, Analog Devices Inc, USA

Professor Andreas A. Polycarpou, Professor; Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA



Chapter reviewers in alphabetical order

Professor George Adams, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, USA.

Professor Liming Chang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Professor of Lubrication Engineering; Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Tribology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, England.

Professor Ian Hutchings, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Institute of Manufacturing; University of Cambridge, England.

Professor Emeritus Bo Jacobson, Professor Emeritus; Machine Elements Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Lund University, Sweden.

Dr George Nikas, Research Associate; Tribology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, England.

Professor Homer Rahnejat, Professor of Dynamics; Dynamics Research Group, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, England.

Professor Richard Salant, Georgia Power Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia, USA.

Professor Ray Snidle, Professor; Head of Tribology and Contact Mechanics Research Group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK.

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